Ever since its ancestors set foot on Plymouth Rock, America has long been the land of opportunity and adventure. As the world’s undoubted center of business and commerce, the U.S. attracts thousands of global citizens each year, and, as of 2015, has a immigrant population of 43 million.
But while immigration has become a controversial subject, it’s easy to forget just how many naturalized citizens generate the nation’s wealth. In fact, last year Forbes magazine estimated that 10 percent of the States’ wealthiest individuals originated overseas. Indeed, these 20 entrepreneurs are sheer proof of the American Dream.